Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
they be able to transfer to american army, if america actually joined. and one of them, jack brister, the other fella was killed in tunisia made the decision to transfer to the american army in april 1943, not long before he was killed. and he got the paperwork done, went through the channels. so they have good connections. and jack brister requested a transfer. and this is the kind of thing that you couldn't make up a novel that no one would believe this. two hours after he was killed, and i won't explain how he was killed. your readers can get the book. two hours after he was killed, the papers came through for him to transfer into the american army. >> of the three they came back, what kind of careers did they pursue? >> well, chuck was a man who was an editor at the daily dartmouth, he had been sort of a committed newspaperman from the time he was in high school and wrote for the greenwich, connecticut, newspaper. and he came back and went to work for the voice of america, writing press dispatches to they very quickly was diverted to an effort to found a new veterans organization. it'